Am i wasting my time and money in hopes of weight loss?

i’ve just ordered the trial pack, if its good i want to order more - i want to use this as a meal supplement, having it once a day with my usual supper. i eat crap, am a vegetarian and eat a lot of carbs, unhealthy ones too. i really want better nutrion and to lose some weight without having to worry about what i eat.

will this help me in my weight loss quest, or is this more of a high calorie supplement?

if you use it as a supplement most likely you will gain weight.
I used to eat quite unhealthy (i.e. lots of takeaways at night after busy day at work) which I have now replaced with Huel. Overall I have 100g for breakfast and 140 for dinner, and eat normal food (typically vegetarian) at the cantineen where I work.

If you eat crap due to hunger, Huel will help curb hunger pangs and will help you lose weight

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weight is gained or lost through 1 simple calculation. If you consume more calories than you burn, you’ll gain weight, and if you burn more than you consume you’ll lose weight.

Yes, if you eat less Huel calories than you burn, you’ll lose weight, and be a lot more healthy for the diet to boot.
Theoretically you could eat nothing but solid fat, and still lose weight. but the health complications that go with the fat diet are not great. These diets that are all about " eat this, but not that" are never going to work unless you limit the calories you take in.
This is why weight watchers works so well, because they roughly assign points based on calories, and only give you so many points to spend per day, hence eating less than you burn off.

Now, to swing the ratio of burnt calories to eaten calories in your favour, you can eat less, or burn more, but excersize doesnt burn huge ammounts of calories. I for example burn more calories just maintaining my body mass, than I eat, and so I am losing weight.
An important consideration to that is that muscle burns a lot more calories than fat does. So weight training, combined with a calorie controlled diet, will really help you shed pounds, and importantly, keep them off ( as muscle mass will just burn a steady number of calories every day, even after you’ve left the gym!)

@JamesCollier will be of more use on the exact figures, but roughly talking, muscle burns 10 x the calories than fat does, and to lose 1lb of fat you need to lose 3500 calories, so if you have a deficit of 500calories a day, you’ll lose a lb a week. (This is why body builders need to eat so much, as their body just burns off the calories just keeping the muscle there!)


I’ve been having 80g breakfast and 80g lunch and tea with my girls and I’ve put on 2kg in a week :grimacing::grimacing::grimacing::grimacing:
Should I use more fuel in the day and less food at night???
I used to have really bad IBS and since using huel it’s gone, as if by magic!!

I was going between having 100% Huel days and also having days where I ate a regular dinner and lost weight.

Although not all calories are equal - so it’s not as simple as calories in vs calories out.

But at the end of the day, you will be responsible for making sure you get control of your diet, whether you eat Huel or not. Its not magic!

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Do you know what daily amount of calories you need, or what your TDEE is? You can work this out on this page if you don’t know it:

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Thank you for all your help, I’m just not so hot at calorie counting at night. Thinking if I have more calories during the day it may stop me binge eating at night
It says 1275 to loose.

What is TDEE?
Will just two meals of huel give me all the vitamins and minerals I need??

total daily energy expenditure

Here is a good guide on losing fat -